Corsets have a long history that dates back to the 1500s. While the undergarment was commonplace for centuries, it fell out of fashion in the 20th century, before enjoying a resurgence in the '90s and early 2000s thanks to brands like Vivienne Westwood and Jean Paul Gaultier.
Now, the corset is back again. Play up the underwear as outerwear vibe by wearing a corset under a blazer, or show it off by using one to cinch in a t-shirt. Here are five ways to style this daring piece, from casual to evening-ready.
With a peekaboo sweater
Sweaters can be sexy, too. A super cropped version highlights your corset while still adding coverage on cooler days. Pair with wide leg trousers for a smarter look.
Over a t-shirt
A white t-shirt is the ultimate closet staple, and why not switch yours up with the addition of a waist-cinching corset? The daring piece adds shape to an oversized silhouette, making your tee party-ready.
With baggy jeans
The ultimate masculine-meets-feminine pairing, combining a corset with baggy pants or jeans dresses down the skin-tight top. Not to mention it's majorly early 2000s-inspired.
With a suit
This isn't your weekday suit. A perfectly-fitted corset under a suit can carry you through a multitude of events, from dinner to drinks to all-night fêtes.
Over a button-down
A step up from the corset over a t-shirt, this is the type of look you might be able to wear to the office. Combining the button-down with smart trousers and simple accessories adds polish to a typically sexy piece.